This is an excerpt from a story I wrote many, many, MANY years ago. I thought it'd be fun to take a look at my writing style and see how it's changed (boy, was I overdramatic and cringy before!). It was still fun to read. This was written in 2011!
I deal a lot with anxiety and moments of intense anxiety sometimes leave me wondering what even happened in that second. It's a strange feeling and I couldn't describe it in prose so here's another way.
A wild job interview appears!
Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Other's four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. Language warning.
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Feyre lives a harsh life doing everything she can to provide for her family. Having been used to living in wealth at one point in their lives, Feyre's efforts are ultimately thankless. Things are stale and lifeless until one day when Feyre stumbles upon a huge wolf. She quickly concludes the wolf is Fae. Creatures to be feared that once enslaved humans. She uses her wit and skill to kill the beast and returns home to use the pelt and meat to help her family survive another day. Shortly afterward, however, a huge beast bursts through their door, demanding repayment for the life Feyre had stolen.
He ran. He always ran. He remembered what big brother said before he went away and wasn’t there to protect him anymore. “When they come after you, Parker…” his brother whispered fiercely to him before he got in the car and drove away, “you run. You run as far as you can. You’re fast, remember?… Continue reading Pocketful of Sunshine
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A poem. A long path winding down a twisted bank side And you taught me to cross it Without fear and crying. You taught me to leap it No matter how wide. You taught me to scale it, First with my eyes Then with my heart.
"'But we're not earthlings anymore,' she said, her eyes searching mine. 'Are we?' I smiled. It almost hurt to smile, I was that scared. 'No.' I said. 'Then what are we?' She asked. I cleared my throat. 'We're Martians.'" Johnathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author who wrote this… Continue reading Mars One by Johnathan Maberry